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Preparing for the End of the School Year

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and spring fever is emerging. The end of the school year can bring fun and excitement…and sometimes a dose of stress and worry. Behavior changes are common in your students during the months of March, April, and May. Students may feel stressed about end-of-year testing and projects that are looming. They may worry about an unstructured summer and saying goodbye to friends, or just be feeling “burnt out.” You may notice that your child is increasingly irritable or emotional, or see a change of eating and sleeping habits, and an uptick in erratic behavior or withdrawal. These could be signs of extra stress and anxiety your student is experiencing. It is important to recognize these feelings and worries as well as provide validation and supports. The following list provides ways to support your student during these stressful times.

  • Reinforce good sleeping habits. Students should get 8-10 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Remove technology from bedrooms. Turn off electronics at least one hour before bed time. Refrain from drinking caffeine within four hours before bed time. 
  • Support healthy eating habits. As big events arise (i.e. end-of-year tests), make sure students have eaten a healthy breakfast. Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day.
  • Encourage students to finish strong and achieve goals. 
  • Help students stay organized. Use helpful apps and reminders for large events and projects.
  • Urge students to participate in end-of-the-year activities to have fun and socialize.
  • Talk with students about your summer plans and what they can expect for structure. Students, especially younger ones, thrive on schedules and predictability. 
  • Focus praise and encouragement on the hard work your student puts into their tasks rather than end results. 
  • Help students stay balanced. Provide opportunities for physical activity, positive social interactions, hobbies, and family time as well as academic and work time.
  • Keep your expectations clear and consistent.
  • Be willing and open to talk about worries and stress. Refrain from minimizing your child’s feelings. Provide a listening ear and positive supports to help move through the stressful time. 

 

Fun Run – Art Contest

Sunrise PTA Presents the 2020 Fundraiser Artwork Contest All Entries 

Due Thursday, March 12th by 3:00 pm. 

The annual Sunrise Family fundraising event is fast approaching, and we’re excited to have you participate! This annual event is coordinated by the PTA and raises money for PTA-sponsored events, school activities and school grants that the PTA gives to our school, Sunrise Elementary. All proceeds raised go to the school and PTA programs, which benefit each child who attends Sunrise Elementary. 

This year’s fun run will be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 16, 2020. 

One talented student will have her or his artwork displayed on the banner at the fundraising event. 

The theme this year is DASH FOR DOLLARS. 

The rules are simple: 

1. The contest is open to all Sunrise Elementary students K-5. 

2. All artwork must be original and created solely by the student. 

3. Artwork must be submitted on one 8.5 x 11 piece of blank white paper. Place artwork and form below in a plastic sleeve protector or gallon size Ziploc bag. 

4. ***Artwork can be created using any color!*** 

5. Artwork must include the Sunrise mascot, an eagle. 

6. Do not write your name on the front of your artwork, fill out the form below and include it with your entry. 

All entries are due Thursday, March 12th by 3:00 pm. 

Please turn in your entry to your teacher or the front office. 

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1. Child’s Name ________________________________________________________________ 

2. Grade ____________________________ 

3. Teacher ________________________________ 

4. Parent’s Email_________________________________________________________________ 

I give Sunrise Elementary School and Sunrise PTA permission to use my child’s artwork on the 2020 Fundraiser Banner. 

Parent’s Signature_________________________________________Date_____________________ 

**Questions? Email SunriseFunRun@gmail.com**

Click HERE for a copy of the flyer.

Novel Coronavirus: Steps We’re Taking to Keep Schools Healthy

As you follow news of COVID-19, otherwise known as novel coronavirus, you’re likely to have questions about how it may impact schools. Please know we take the safety and health of students and employees seriously. The District is always taking steps to clean schools and prevent the spread of disease, and has started discussions about how to respond if there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in the area. To date, health authorities say the threat remains low, but information about our prevention and planning efforts, and what families can do to help, can be found on Canyons District’s homepage.

 

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